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“Fabulous stay”
Review of Zodiakus Hostel

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Zodiakus Hostel
Ranked #273 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Manchester, UK
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“Fabulous stay”
Reviewed November 30, 2009

Cant fault this small hostel.

Staff are incredibly friendly and cant do enough to help you. Place is incredibly clean. On the Saturday night of our stay the staff arranged a night of vodka shots, popcorn and took us to a local bar/club. Felt more like staying at a friends than a hostel.

If I find myself in Krakow again I would definitely stay again, highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 2, 2008

Amazing hostel!
Zodiakus is a small hostel located in stradom, 1 min to the tram stop, 5 min to the main square and 5 min to the jewish district so it has a perfect location. The hostel is very clean (they clean it every day) and there is breakfast available every morning (coffee, tea, bread, milk, serials, jam, etc.).
But best part of zodiakus is the great atmosphere. They really make you feel home. The staff comes with ideas for you, they help you plan your trips, guide you trough the city and they took us out a few times! We had a great time with them.
I think it will be hard to find a better hostel. So if you stay in Cracow, stay at zodiakus!

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  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 8, 2008

My partner and I had booked here for 10 days but only stayed for 4 days. When we arrived we realised that due to a booking error on Hostelworld we mistakenly booked the 4 bed room rather than the 10 bed. To cut a long story short the managers (husband & wife) tried to 'negotiate' a price while disregarding our booking fee we paid. After 'negotiating' we were expected to pay all 10 days on the first day, we had paid for 4 already.

The 10 bed room had wooden double bunks which were the size for children and were all butted up against another in a tiny room which did not allow for any room to walk around when all beds were taken.

We shared the room with some French girls who had a friend who did not arrive - the managers demanded that they pay for that friend for all 5 days they had booked. The managers then had the nerve to book that bed out to someone else - that would be called double-dipping wouldn't it?

All in all this place is merely a money making venture. Breakfast is included - BUT - to ensure no one gets more than their share, the staff are made to make up individual plates of food for each guest rather than most other hostels which serve a buffet breakfast.

Any place that crams child size bunk beds in a tiny room is a rip off. The staff were lovely but grossly underpaid and overworked and constantly had the wife looking over their shoulder if not physically then by email.

A really bad energy to this place.

We then went to Greg Tom Hostel which is the best hostel we have stayed in our entire trip of 1 year. Everything you hear about it is true - and no bunks beds!

  • Liked — The kind but overworked and underpaid staff.
  • Disliked — The beds and the owners.
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Zodiakus Hostel
Address: Ul. Westerplatte 8/1, Krakow 31-033, Poland
Location: Poland > Southern Poland > Lesser Poland Province > Krakow > Stare Miasto , Wesoła Zachód
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #273 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Krakow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Zodiakus Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel provides 9 rooms with total of 45 beds. Fantastic crew of staff will help you to fully enjoy your stay.We are located in the heart of Krakow, 5 min walking distance to the Main Square (Krakow's liveliest area) and only a heartbeat from Krakows's all most popular attractions.You and your friends can have the choice of many room types, to suit every situation - from double bed private rooms, female only dormitories to beds starting from only £10 per night.We accept group accommodation and bookings. Breakfast, 24 hour internet café and 24 hour security is available along with many other facilities.Every guest is welcome to have a taste of our polish beverages and also relax time while smoking a shisha in our 'Shisha Corner'!Book now your stay and enjoy your holiday! :-) ... more   less 
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